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Allagash White - Allagash Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

3,646 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,646
Reviews: 1,243
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.81%
Wants: 220
Gots: 250 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Allagash Brewing Company visit their website
Maine, United States

Style | ABV
Witbier |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our interpretation of a traditional Belgian wheat beer. Brewed with a generous portion of wheat and spiced with coriander and Curacao orange peel, this beer is fruity, refreshing and slightly cloudy in appearance.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 07-27-2001)
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FeDUBBELFIST

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle to Allagash tulip. Batch 2351. Sampled 10/30/11.

A: On the pour, more than 3 fingers of bright white foamy head rises quickly to just above the glass's rim, stops, and does not budge for quite some time. The body is light in color, a sunny shade of yellow and lightly milky. Perfectly patterned lace sticks to the glass as the frothy head deflates.

S: Grainy with an adequate wheat presence. Hops provide some citrusy zest, as well as some grassy herbal-ness. Yeast character is high and gives off scents of earthy must. The right amount of spice. Lightly soapy. The nose is as complex as a straight Witbier can be.

T: Light lemony sweetness is countered by dry orange peel, coupled with a modest hop presence to add the right amount of bitterness. Sweet and spice. Banana, ginger, clove and coriander. Lightly dusty. Flavor lasts long and is lightly sweet.

M: Medium full with a thick, creamy texture. At this point in the review, the carbonation is on the softer side of average - probably because of the 'hop' etching on the bottom of the Allagash tulip.

O: It's no wonder why so many consider this beer to be the benchmark American-made Witbier. Rated to style or otherwise - brewed in Belgium or not - this beer is fantastic.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2012 01:49:29 | More by FeDUBBELFIST
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Gulden Draak tulip. Pours a pale cloudy yellow with a big, fine white head and lacing. Very nice looking. Light aroma of wheat and Belgian wheat beer spicing. A hit of sulphur at first. Taste is great, wheat, yeast, clove and a hint of lemon. Finishes a bit sweet, without the residual spice astringency in many wheat beers. A very nice, pleasant witbeer. Hope to try again.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2012 03:54:16 | More by LiquidAmber
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ensign11

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-14-2012 02:04:27 | More by ensign11
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leokbelo

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-14-2012 01:50:30 | More by leokbelo
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mooseo

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Jose Pistolas in Philly, poured into tulip.

A - Hazy lemon gold with a bright white head.

S - Subtle aroma of fresh lemon, banana, and yeast.

T - Lemon citrus, clove, spices, and yeast are the highlights here. Has a slightly sweet malt backbone. Nice grainy finish with some more yeast. Very nice.

M - Smooth and refreshing, light bodied. Good carbonation.

O - Took me awhile to get around to this one, and it does not disappoint. A highly satisfying and drinkable witbier.

Serving type: on-tap

03-13-2012 23:11:58 | More by mooseo
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patfoley17

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-13-2012 17:35:36 | More by patfoley17
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nwatson

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-13-2012 03:29:36 | More by nwatson
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jimelee108

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

03-12-2012 21:20:50 | More by jimelee108
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rpaine


3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-12-2012 21:14:19 | More by rpaine
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Cerceorf


4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-12-2012 04:08:42 | More by Cerceorf
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-11-2012 22:35:03 | More by thegerm87
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KnucklesObrien

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.6%

03-11-2012 20:51:04 | More by KnucklesObrien
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gilbert


3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-11-2012 19:54:12 | More by gilbert
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%

03-11-2012 16:38:19 | More by UltimateLivewire
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2dogbrew

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-11-2012 14:36:06 | More by 2dogbrew
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Jstark5150

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-11-2012 07:33:53 | More by Jstark5150
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jtierney89

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy straw color with a frothy white head. Big creamy mouthfeel with exceptional smoothness. Big banana and coriander nose. Almost butter like quality in texture. Tropical fruit rind bitterness with some detectable clove spiciness. sweet fruit and bread flavors balanced not by the hops but rather the spice. Refreshing but with an almost yeast bite like finish. Some detectable banana up front as well. Semi sweet aftertaste but overall pretty good. The only problem is that it comes in 4 packs. Id pay 9 bucks for the sixer but 9 for the 4? Oh well.

Serving type: on-tap

03-11-2012 04:40:07 | More by jtierney89
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Dunns1027

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-11-2012 01:21:17 | More by Dunns1027
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creez

California

4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

03-09-2012 23:17:08 | More by creez
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OldTime

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-09-2012 19:01:08 | More by OldTime
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EmilySanders


3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

03-09-2012 18:08:59 | More by EmilySanders
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lsummers

California

4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured with a great white head and retains some nice lacing. Apppearance is that of a golden yellow that is definitely thick and hazy. Smell is the least interesting quality. I couldn't destinguish much other than a sour citrusy note. Tasted great, with all sorts of citrus notes, and a nice dry finish. The carbonation lends nicely to the mouthfeel, which helps this beer feel the way it looks. Overall I really enjoy this beer as a great casual drink. I could have a few more, easy.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2012 06:22:15 | More by lsummers
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

03-09-2012 04:41:42 | More by iL0VEbeer
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StorminForeman


4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-09-2012 03:23:03 | More by StorminForeman
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

03-08-2012 23:11:17 | More by beerFool28607
Allagash White from Allagash Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 3,646 ratings.